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Stay safe when setting sail

Stay safe when setting sail

Electric safety is probably the last thing that crosses anyone’s mind on a leisurely summertime boat ride. But because water and electricity are a deadly combination, before taking off, brush up on some boating safety rules.

Water Recreation Safety

Soak up the sun and the water but avoid the shock

Water Recreation Safety

You’ve waited to open your pool, bring out the boats and soak up the sun! But before you dive into all the summer fun, remind yourself and your family of the dangers lurking inside pools and lakes. Remember: water and electricity don’t mix!

Electrical hazards can exist in the office, too

Electrical hazards can exist in the office, too

Most office environments are considered low-risk in terms of electrical hazards. But that doesn’t mean you should take safety for granted. Just because you’re not working on a factory floor with high-voltage equipment or are operating large machinery outdoors near power lines, don’t assume electrical hazards can’t be present.

 

Avoid downed power lines!

Avoid downed power lines!

Power lines crisscross our countryside, bringing the benefits of electricity. But storms or accidents can knock them from their perch and put them on the ground or within reach. Just because they’re down doesn’t mean they’re dead.

Buying a new home?

Make sure it’s up to snuff

Buying a new home?

Your friends at Tipmont Wintek want to be sure that if you are buying a new home you don’t overlook the hidden system of wires that surrounds you in the home.

Steps to restoring service

Steps to restoring service

When a storm brings widespread power outages to your area, please be patient as your electric cooperative prioritizes repairs and methodically works to restore service.

Electrical fire safety: prepare and prevent

Electrical fire safety: prepare and prevent

Home fires started by malfunctioning electric appliances and faulty wiring kill nearly 500 Americans each year and cause $1.3 billion in property damage. But many electrical fires can be prevented simply by following basic safe practices and being aware.

Creating an electrical safety plan before you plant a tree

Creating an electrical safety plan before you plant a tree

Early autumn is often considered the best time to plant a tree. But no time is a good time if you don’t have a plan and take precautions. Not only do dangers lurk for the person at planting time, but without a plan, a tree can cause problems for nearby power lines, people who rely on the power, and the longevity of the tree itself.

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